faithful: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fāth'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
  2. true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
  3. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
  4. reliable, trusted, or believed.
  5. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy.
  6. full of faith; believing.
    1. the believers, esp. members of a Christian church or adherents of Islam.
    2. the body of loyal members of any party or group.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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